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palaksurtii
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Joey888
Pro (for)

Is Peer Pressure Harmful?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/17/2016 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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palaksurtii

Con

Is peer pressure really harmful? It can be both encouraging and discouraging. Peer pressure can be either for ones good or bad. Pressuring someone to do good is for a noble cause while pressuring someone to do bad is a crime. Whether good or bad peer pressure plays a very important role in ones life. Either it brings someone up or drags someone down.
Joey888

Pro

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Debate Round No. 1
palaksurtii

Con

Peer pressure is not always harmful. When talking about school children, pressure from friends for a good intention can definitely provoke the child to do better and excel in areas. When talking about college,offices etc, pressure from colleagues, co workers, friends makes you look upon yourself as a better person and show you that theres still scope for improvement. what do you have to say upon the fact that peer pressure can always be for bad things.
Joey888

Pro

There are many decisions that people have to make in their life. Sometimes, people can be pressured by their friends to do something that they don't want to. Especially in high school, teens do things such as taking drugs and smoking, mostly because their friends are doing it too. Peer pressure can be bad in some cases, and they can negatively impact the lives of children, teens, and adults alike.
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Posted by Torvus 1 year ago
Torvus
Con backed himself into a corner with the wording of the question. I'd recommend either of the sides to define harmful and try and use it to answer the question (although I don't think Con would get much use of it, but Pro would).
Posted by Vict0rian 1 year ago
Vict0rian
Depends... There's way more nuance to this topic, the world isn't black and white.
Posted by SJM 1 year ago
SJM
Are you arguing that peer pressure is not always harmful?
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
fapping, no i never did that, i dont do that stuff..
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